LABOR’S OUTLOOK HYPOCRISY – RIBBON CUTS AND FUNDING CUTS
A Labor Minister will cut the ribbon on Outlook’s e-waste facility just months after the Andrews Labor Government cut its funding.
A $500,000 grant from the former Coalition Government helped secure land for the e-waste site.
All parties agreed to the land sale, including the State Government, but the Andrews Labor Government withdrew from the deal on the day of signing.
It was only after direct lobbying from former Outlook CEO Tony Fitzgerald and myself that the funding was reinstated.
Today Andrews’ Environment Minister Lily D’Ambrosio will be cutting the ribbon on a project that was shelved by her own government.
I commend Tony Fitzgerald for his determination in seeing this project through, from its conception to its official opening.
This facility has created jobs for people with a disability or disadvantaged background and will divert e-waste from landfill.
After Labor’s mishandling of the site’s purchase, I am hope the Minister includes in her visit to gain a better understanding of the vital social enterprise that is Outlook.